This week on the Taxi Gourmet blog, I’ll tell you about a six year old passenger with purple fingernails who lives for soup dumplings – and who was cool enough to let me in on where they make her favorite ones in Manhattan.
I’ll also share a few Easter stories from the driver’s seat, spectacular gelato included.
On Wednesday I’m returning to the roots of this blog, getting in a random cab and asking the driver to take me to his favorite place to eat. I’ll let you know where I end up – and tell you all about the driver who delivers me there.
Lastly, I’d like to issue a plea to anyone who has intimate knowledge of the New York empanada scene.
According to Daniel, the Argentine who works at my taxicab garage who led me to wonderful steak at El Gauchito, it’s impossible to find a good empanada in New York City. I would really, really like to prove him wrong.
If you know where I can find a great Argentine-style empanada – baked not fried, preferably stuffed with beef, with a good filling to dough ratio – post your recommendation in the comments section.
If I think your chosen empanada is enough to make Daniel eat his words, I’ll give you a prize. To see what it is, check out the Taxi Gourmet Facebook page (you can even become a fan if you’re so inclined).